White House scrambles amid fears of coronavirus resurgence during George Floyd protests

For weeks, President Donald Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. Now fears are growing within the White House that the very thing that … Read More

Military returning to work amid readiness concerns as coronavirus stretches on

The Canadian Forces are getting ready to head back to work as the coronavirus pandemic continues to stretch on and military officials face concerns that keeping activities on pause could reduce … Read More

Tories continue push for apology over minister’s WeChat group post funding lawsuit

The federal Conservatives on Wednesday continued to push for an apology from Digital Government Minister Joyce Murray over her allowing a post on her community WeChat group that sought to … Read More

Coronavirus: Trudeau to make case for co-ordinated world recovery plan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will continue today to make the case for a co-ordinated global response to cushion the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s poorest countries. … Read More

China using Huawei to drive a wedge between U.K. and U.S., American senator says

China is using telecoms giant Huawei to try to drive a wedge between Britain and the United States, Republican senator Tom Cotton told British lawmakers on Tuesday. Cotton is one … Read More

‘Many questions’ after report that WHO praised China to get COVID-19 data: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there are “many questions” for the World Health Organization and China when questioned about a media report that officials at the organization praised the regime’s … Read More

Remote voting amid coronavirus can be done securely: House of Commons Speaker

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 2, 2020 2:51 pm Updated June 2, 2020 2:53 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Fight fake news linking 5G with coronavirus, European Union members urge

By Foo Yun Chee Reuters Posted June 2, 2020 2:24 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ European Union (EU) nations banking … Read More

Feds continue to bolster PPE supply as COVID-19 pandemic continues

Planes and boats loaded with personal protective equipment and other COVID-19 supplies continue to arrive in Canada as the federal government moves to increase the domestic stockpile of crucial gear. … Read More

China frustrated WHO by delaying coronavirus info, despite public praise: sources

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic … Read More

Ottawa speeding rollout of billions in funding for cash-strapped cities amid coronavirus

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 1, 2020 11:51 am Updated June 1, 2020 11:56 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Canadians have ‘deluded’ themselves about the state of long-term care: doctor

Canadians have for years been turning a blind eye to the state of long-term care homes across the country and ignoring the growing question of how to care for the … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds exploring how to reunite families separated by Canada-U.S. border shutdown

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2020 12:40 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says … Read More

Coronavirus: Large cruise ships banned from Canadian waters until Oct. 31

Overnight passenger vessels that carry more than 100 people — like cruise ships — are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until at least Oct. 31, the federal transport minister … Read More

Canada giving another $650M in COVID-19 aid to Indigenous communities

Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government will spend another $650 million to help Indigenous communities cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s in addition to $305 million … Read More

Quebec looks to hire 550 orderlies from abroad to staff long-term care homes

Quebec is turning to immigration to boost staffing in its overwhelmed long-term care centres as the novel coronavirus crisis continues to shine a light on the challenges facing elder care … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec looks to hire 550 orderlies from abroad to staff long-term care homes

Quebec, a hot spot for the novel coronavirus, is hoping to bolster staffing in its hard-hit nursing homes by hiring 550 orderlies from abroad. Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette announced the … Read More

Quebec campgrounds, cottages set to reopen June 1

The Minister of Tourism Caroline Proulx and the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks Pierre Dufour announced the government’s first phase of deconfinment in the tourism sector on Wednesday. Quebecers, … Read More

Coronavirus: Nothing ‘off the table’ in solving long-term care crisis, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he’s “not taking anything off the table” when it comes to addressing shortcomings in Canada’s long-term care homes, but stayed tight-lipped on whether … Read More

PBO predicts $520M price tag for feds’ coronavirus commercial rent relief program

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 27, 2020 10:22 am Updated May 27, 2020 10:24 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

How much protective equipment does Canada really need for COVID-19?

A high-profile announcement by the Liberals this week that automotive giant General Motors would make 10 million medical masks omitted a detail that speaks to the long road ahead in … Read More

Biden calls Trump ‘a fool’ for appearing to mock mask use amid coronavirus pandemic

Joe Biden said Tuesday that wearing a mask in public to combat the spread of the coronavirus is a sign of leadership and called President Donald Trump a “fool” who … Read More

Canadian cities won’t be chosen as NHL hubs if players must quarantine in hotel rooms: league

The three Canadian cities shortlisted to play host to the NHL playoffs will be skipped over by the league if players are forced to quarantine in their hotels rooms after … Read More

Health Canada approves birth control arm implant Nexplanon

A popular birth control implant that has long been advocated for use in Canada has now been approved by Health Canada, according to the agency. The use of Nexplanon, a … Read More

10-days paid sick leave could be more costly than beneficial, experts say

As the federal government discusses the possibility of implementing 10 paid sick days for workers across Canada amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, experts caution that doing so could be more … Read More

Trudeau says using minister’s WeChat group to fund lawsuit against journalist was ‘unacceptable’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is “unacceptable” that someone used a community WeChat group run on behalf of one of his cabinet ministers to crowdsource a lawsuit against a … Read More

Canada to co-host virtual UN conference on coronavirus amid bid for Security Council seat

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 26, 2020 2:12 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada will co-host a major … Read More

Trudeau says he’ll get coronavirus antibody test once serological testing available

After potentially being exposed to the novel coronavirus earlier this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he intends to get a test that detects COVID-19 antibodies when those tests become … Read More

Quebec ombudsperson to investigate coronavirus crisis response in seniors residences

Quebec’s ombudsperson is launching an “impartial and independent” investigation into the handling of the novel coronavirus health crisis in embattled nursing homes by the province and its health network. Marie … Read More

Canada takes leading role in global cybersecurity effort to counter election meddling

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 26, 2020 10:21 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada is taking on a … Read More

Coronavirus prompts Quebec to put off premiers’ meeting

Quebec is postponing the Council of the Federation meeting it was set to host this summer because of COVID-19. The summer premiers’ gathering was set to take place from July … Read More

Poll finds half of Canadians feel governments are hiding something about COVID-19

Half of Canadians believe they’re not getting the whole truth from their governments about COVID-19, a new poll suggests, and some also believe conspiracy theories about where the novel coronavirus … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds to offer update on scramble to procure protective equipment

The federal government will update Canadians today on the results of the mad scramble to procure personal protective equipment —  just as demand is poised to skyrocket with more people … Read More

Warmer weather no reason to break COVID-19 public health rules, Trudeau warns

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 25, 2020 12:07 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says … Read More

Trudeau pushing for 10 days of paid sick leave from provinces amid coronavirus

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’ll push the provinces to give workers 10 days of paid sick leave a year as the country deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. That appears … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic drives home why Canada needs to loosen ties with China

The coronavirus pandemic and the Chinese regime’s behaviour throughout are driving home the need for Canada and other Western allies to start “decoupling” from the country, says Canada’s former ambassador … Read More

Peter MacKay says fall election not ‘the priority’ for the country amid coronavirus

Peter MacKay, one of four candidates left fighting to be the next leader of the Conservative Party, says he doesn’t believe that Canadians want a federal election this fall as … Read More

‘A failed venture’: Unifor president says Canada needs better long-term care system

After witnessing the devastating impact of the novel coronavirus on many long-term care homes and its staff, the president of Canada’s largest private sector union says the country needs “a … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic drives home why Canada needs to loosen ties with China: former ambassador

The coronavirus pandemic and the Chinese regime’s behaviour throughout are driving home the need for Canada and other Western allies to start “decoupling” from the country, says Canada’s former ambassador … Read More

Minister urges Canadian farmers, growers to access support program amid COVID-19

Farmers, growers and producers need to tap into current agricultural support programs to help with the fallout from COVID-19 before any more money can flow from the Liberal government, federal … Read More

Boris Johnson ignores calls to fire advisor accused of breaking COVID-19 rules

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resisted calls on Saturday from opposition parties to sack senior adviser Dominic Cummings after he traveled 400 km to northern England while his wife showed … Read More

Coronavirus: Environmental monitoring, plastic bans get short shrift amid COVID-19

In mid January the British Columbia government announced it was looking at a wide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags to put an end to a piecemeal, city-by-city approach to … Read More

Coronavirus: Big study finds Trump-backed malaria drugs not helpful treatment

Malaria drugs pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump as treatments for the coronavirus did not help and were tied to a greater risk of death and heart rhythm problems in … Read More

Toronto would need 47% property tax increase to maintain services if $1.5B budget gap isn’t filled: mayor

Toronto Mayor John Tory has made another dire plea for financial support from the upper levels of government, warning if the City doesn’t receive help filling a minimum $1.5-billion budget … Read More

Toronto faces 47% property tax increase to maintain services if $1.5B budget gap isn’t filled, mayor says

Toronto Mayor John Tory has made another dire plea for financial support from the upper levels of government, warning if the City doesn’t receive help filling a minimum $1.5-billion budget … Read More

Conservatives propose declaring Parliament an ‘essential service’ amid COVID-19 crisis

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 22, 2020 12:44 pm Updated May 22, 2020 12:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. calls for immediate start to review of WHO’s handling of pandemic

GENEVA ⁠— The United States called on the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday to begin work immediately on investigating the source of the novel coronavirus, as well as its … Read More

Trudeau says question of hazard pay for military in care homes remains undecided

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the question of whether military members serving in long-term care homes hit by the coronavirus pandemic remains under consideration. But he gave no indication of … Read More

Number of Canadian peacekeepers deployed abroad hits 60-year low

Canada’s contribution to peacekeeping has reached what is believed to be an all-time low, even as the Liberal government makes its final push to secure a coveted seat on the … Read More

Trudeau says Ottawa will help fund coronavirus contact tracing across Canada

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 22, 2020 8:30 am Updated May 22, 2020 11:09 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

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